Horizons Student Enrichment Program
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Horizons at Rumson Country Day School has operated on our campus for twenty-three years. Each summer, Horizons offers a six-week academic, cultural and recreational enrichment program to at-risk students from a diverse, low-income population. Our students are in grades K-8 and live primarily in the Red Bank, NJ area. Horizons' goal is to offer more than 250 students the opportunity to attend Horizons during the summer.
- To prevent or reduce summer learning loss amongst Horizons students
- To foster lifelong desire for learning
- To provide cultural experiences and social growth
- To insure that all Horizons children learn to swim, an important life skill that saves lives and builds confidence
Volunteers are an essential component of the Horizons programs. Volunteers support our professional teachers, offer cultural and recreational programs, and assist our chef in providing nutritional meals. Many RCDS alumni and their parents serve as volunteers to the Horizons children.
Horizons is able to operate thanks to the generous support from Rumson Country Day School, community-minded individuals, foundations, corporations and other charitable organizations. The cost of sending one child to Horizons for the summer is approximately $2,500.
BEST IN THE NATION
Horizons National received the 2010 Excellence in Summer Learning Award from the National Summer Learning Association. Horizons also earned national recognition from the Wallace Foundation as one of the premier summer learning programs.
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Volunteer Applications for 2019 will be open soon.
If you are interested in school-year volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to donate, please contact:
PO Box 52
Rumson, NJ 07760
732.842.0527, ext. 5438
Horizons Advisory Board
Lynn Spector, MSW
Rebecca Donington, Esq.
Jayne M. Geiger - RCDS Interim Head of School
Sam Litvin, MD
Eileen O'Hern Luby
Kelli O'Brien, RD